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Poster: latebutdeadicated Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grateful Dead Music

looking for 1969 favorites, i have always enjoyed 2/22 and 3/1, but my exposure has been limited

love to hear some stories and recomendations

thanks all

peace

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 29, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

Lots of great ones mentioned here. I would add two unique ones that are worth a listen.

6-27-69 Santa Rosa. A bit countryfied with Jerry playing pedal steel on songs like Slewfoot, Mama Tried and Green Green Grass of Home. Bobby sings lead on Dire Wolf. This ended up as an bonus track on the Workingman's re-release.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf

12-26-69 SMU. Second acoustic set ever because Billy is late for the show. A lot of ad libbing and funny banter. Only time they played Gathering Flowers for the Masters Bouquet. Boys also seem like they may have enjoyed a bit too much egg nog.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-26.sbd.murphy.1821.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 29, 2007 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

skuzzlebutt already mentioned the Tea Party run. The NYE show is a good one with a rollicking China/Rider kicking off proceedings. And there's a pretty fine Eleven in there too as I recall.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

Those far more knowledgeable than I offered off some tips for this year in a thread months back:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=114520

Cliff's Top 10 for 1969 is a good place to start; I'm sure William Tell has additions to the same (although I rely on him for the year before).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

BTW, I'm enjoying today's anniversary show from '69. Some good old fun Pig. Anyone remember when talking about Pig and hearing tales about the same was fun?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

Great link; funny how we do this so regularly. I gotta check out 4-26 again...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

Always loved 4/24/69, The Ark in Boston. Wish I could say I was there and had some fascinating stories; no such luck.

http://www.dead.net/archives/1969/photos/ark-boston

http://www.dead.net/sites/deadbeta.rhino.com/files/images/19690421_0327.preview.jpg

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

Really, there’s just so much that’s good from ’69, it’s hard to know where to begin, so just real quick like…

1/26 is a great choice from early in the year

5/3 represents an outstanding chunk of balls-to-the-wall GD, and is also hands down the best primal-era audience tape in circulation (I still have a tiny sliver of doubt in my mind that this is actually an audience recording, although a convincing case has been made by several seasoned posters here). It's just too bad there's not more of it.

4/26 is simply epic. Seriously. If you don’t get the whole thing, at least get the portion that’s available on DP 26

12/12 Thelma Theatre is an oldie but a goodie- a nice (though occasionally rough) snapshot of a band in transition

12/30 The only show I have from the Tea Party run; not sure if it's the best but it's damn fine

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

SB and others have covered it well in the above. Outstanding year, and so many outstanding shows. Some of the early versions of the 70's classics (Working, Beauty) appear in primal form in late summer and fall, and can be an awkward listen (for me), but still historically significant.

I would put my money on the following (note: some of these are also Dr Flashbacks 'top ten' of the year):

2-22
3-1
4-5
4-21/22
5-24
6-7
11-7/8
12-30

All of these are here (at least they were); sorry I cannot post the links to all of them, but with the rec's above, this gives you a lot to choose from.

Of course, the early months (Feb, Mar, Apr) give you shows largely like Live Dead et al, with in my mind, MtnMoon-->DS being one of the highlights (eg, check out 4-5). Then, the summer shows give you some transition toward the dramatic changes associated with 70 and the acoustic, countrified, Americana DEAD. The fall pushes along further in that spirit, with less of the Live Dead standards and more of the new, yet to come in their full bodied splendor.

Enjoy.

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Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

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Poster: mooncake0101 Date: Sep 9, 2007 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Aug 29, 2007 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

2/27-3/2 are all essential
4/21 + 4/26 are also epic

there are other good ones but I don't have my notes with me right now. Theres some good ones in January and December, as well, if I remember correctly.

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

5/31/69. Great Dark Star and a jammed out Friend of Mine.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Aug 29, 2007 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

4-4, 4-5, 4-6 the Avalon run :)

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Poster: Hugo Fugerzev Date: Aug 29, 2007 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

You really can't go wrong in '69. Usually the only problem is sound and tape cuts. Maybe a little more tape hiss. I personally don't mind it at all. Check out the link with Cliff's top ten. Hours of enjoyment from those shows.
And really when most of the shows consist of a

Dark Star> St. Stephen> The Eleven> Turn On Your Love Light Cryptical Envelopment> Drums> The Other One> Cryptical Envelopment> Death Don't Have No Mercy, Alligator> Drums> Drummers' Chant> Jam> China Cat Jam> Jam> Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)> Feedback> And We Bid You Good Night....

you really can't go wrong. Peace.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Aug 29, 2007 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

This one gets overlooked falling between runs at the two Fillmores but well worth a listen.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-15.sbd.winters.16664.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: latebutdeadicated Date: Aug 29, 2007 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Music

thanks everyone!!!

i have my homework cut out for me.

trying to search out these shows in the torrent world if possble.

peace and much gratitude to all!

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